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Questions related to screen/app colour problems on display devices running Ubuntu.

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Nano c.nanorc format [migrated]

I like portability between systems and I was trying to make my nano editor look as much as possible like Sublime Text. I want to color function names too. So far I managed to make it as shown in the ...
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LibreOffice background colors

Using Ubuntu 20.4LTS and changed the background color for a power point presentation and now all my office word documents and other saved files that were a white background to the page all are the new ...
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Color Banding Issue in Ubuntu 20.04

I am facing some color banding issue in Ubuntu 20.04. I have to mention that when I boot into windows there is no such color banding. Even on previous version of ubuntu (18.04) I didn't have such ...
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How to change background color of menus in SSH sessions (like from dpkg-reconfigure)?

I'm sure this is a question with an obvious answer, but I don't even know what the prompts are called, so I don't know what to google for. When I run a command like dpkg-reconfigure tzdata while SSHed ...
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Taming Wide Color Gamut monitor on Ubuntu 20.04

I have a WCG monitor that makes colors look oversaturated by default. On Windows, it is possible to restrict it to sRGB mode using a specific setting in AMD driver (see https://pcmonitors.info/...
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Ubuntu set color profile a lot darker

I got a custom icc file that makes the screen to display a lot brighter than ubuntu's default color profile. I used command dispwin file.icc to apply the changes, but every 10 mins, ubuntu changes ...
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How to include a default color scheme in a snap wrapper virtual container?

This snap wrapper for qtiplot works correctly with Breeze Light color scheme but it does not work properly with Breeze Dark (kde plasma 5.21.4): titles not appearing equations are not visible on ...
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20.04 does not change windows colors after upgrade

I can't change window color under appearance option control panel, the 3 options are difficult to select, and if selected, does not have any effect on appearance. I just upgraded from 18.04
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washed out colours while screen recording on ubuntu 20.04

I recorded my screen and the colours of video are looking washed out. I was using OBS so tried using color range settings as suggested by many answers online it did not work I then tried using simple ...
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How do I set the desktop background to a single color, instead of an image? [duplicate]

How can I get a monochrome desktop background? The context menu on the desktop background contains "Change background..." accessing the Settings section "Background". I can select ...
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18.04 LTS Colors help: want to keep desktop scheme without making interfaces unusable

Example below from Gimp, but it's not the only one. I like the overall color scheme I'm using in KDE, but several applications are almost unusable, whether it's black text in a black textbox or light ...
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AMD Digital Saturation

How to make digital saturation on Kubuntu? This is the picture: Ryzen 3 3200G, Vega 8, B450m S2H, Kubuntu 20.04 LTS.
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Faded display color in asus vivobook X412DA in ubuntu

I have ubuntu 20.04 installed yesterday. My laptop has a processor of ryzen 5 3500u vega 8 graphics .But i noticed that display is a lot faded than in windows . Can any one help me to make it a bit ...
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Colour management of Epson R2400/Turboprint

I have an Epson R2400, which I run through Turboprint for better image quality, colour calibration, etc. All has gone well for several years, but everything seems to have gone wrong with Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Bash/shell make second column red

I have function in my ~/.bashrc I recently upgraded: dircat() { if [[ $# -eq 0 ]] ; then echo "Directory tree required, eg: dircat /sys/class/drm/*/status" echo " ...
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Regolith - i3-wm - Background color of some text and some text colors messed up

I got Regolith-Ubuntu and I'm pretty satisfied so far. I could solve most of the issues, with the wide support including this site here. I wasn't sure, if this issue is right here or might be better ...
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Wrong colors on Firefox and Ubuntu 20.10

I installed Ubuntu 20.10 recently and only now noticed that colors are off but only in some places. If I take a screenshot and open it, it displays correctly but on Firefox, it doesn't. I applied the ...
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Change colors in GRUB2 [duplicate]

I have a dualboot setup,but I cannot see how to change some color. I keep getting the black and grey stuff. If I change some line in the grub.cfg file and when I do update-grub it reverts back to ...
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Colors on the screen is washed

I tried xgamma, xrandr everything, none works. This is how my screen looks now, the colors are dull. Now for vlc I can change color settings for the video, to get an output like this. Please note ...
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How to change color of error output in terminal of Ubuntu 20.4 LTS run in WLS

I run Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS inside WLS of Windows 10 Pro version 20H2. Terminal has error output in such dark red, which is on black background practically unreadable. For example I run sudo pip3 install ...
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Display color profile issue from Windows on Ubuntu

When I first got my laptop, the screens colors were a little off, so I decided to go into windows color management. When I created a new color profile and finished it, I noticed the screen was too ...
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Can't default printer to black and white on 18.04

I finally moved up to 18 from 16 and I'm trying to print in black and white but the 'only' choice is color both in the printer details, in additional printer settings -> and in printer options the ...
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Webcam Color Changed To Grayscale

I was working with ROS and webcams were all of a sudden, the color output of the camera changed to grayscale. I tried on different computers but with no prevail. What should I do? I am working on ...
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zsh true color disabled on WSL2?

Using Various Terminals for Win10 with WSL2 ubuntu 20.04 with Powerline10k. Tested color output with python module rich. As Powershell clearly shows, Windows Terminal can output True-color. But weird ...
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Customizing Prompt Ubuntu 20.04 - Help

I have been working on a customized prompt for my Ubuntu servers and I have gotten to a point where I need some help to figure out what I am missing. The prompt looks great, and works great, until I ...
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White text on white background for some system windows

I have a problem with some windows, usually install wizards, which display a white text on a white background. See for example the EULA of the attached picture, unreadable. I tried changing themes, ...
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Color distortion Ubuntu 20.04 Plotly

This distorted bar colors newly started to show on Chrome and Firefox. Same amount of data had no issues earlier this week. Not sure why any ideas? Other than plotting all colors are fine. ------------...
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What do the colors in a terminal color scheme correspond do?

For example, if I go to terminal.sexy, I am able to design my own color scheme for my terminal of choosing. What do each of these fields correspond to? I can see that BG = background color, FG = ...
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Is there a specific command that changes all of the folders to a specific color?

So I added the following commands to enable folder colors in Ubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install folder-color nautilus -q and I was wondering if there is a specific command to change all ...
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How can I create custom themes Pluma editor for anyone to use?

Ubuntu MATE 20.10 groovy This "Pluma" code editor comes with Ubuntu mate (screenshot from https://mate-desktop.org/) In pluma > preferences > fonts & colors > Color scheme ...
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Poor black colour on one monitor while using Kubuntu

I have an issue with dual monitor configuration. I am using HP ProDesk 600 G1 with two monitors - HP EliteDisplay E231 (connected via VGA) and EIZO EV2316W (connected via DisplayPort). It is nearly ...
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Printer printing in inverted colors

I have a Canon g30-10 inkjet printer. Whenever I print something, the printed paper is a color inverted version of the file. For example, if i print a simple word document with black text on white ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 fixed color and transparency in the top bar

How can I prevent the Top Bar from changing color and / or transparency? I mean, when I don't have windows that touch the edge I see it transparent and when instead there is some maximized window, or ...
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How to change the color of the underline of misspelled words in gedit

In gedit, the plugin Spell Checker underlines misspelled words. I would like to change the color of the underline. Is it possible? The red is almost not visible with dark color schemes. I am basically ...
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Colors are washed out and blacks are gray on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS

I've recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 LTS alongside Windows 10 but one thing that has bugged me, and still does, both live booting and installed is that my display colors are washed out. I've tried ...
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What are the default LS_COLORS and DIR_COLORS values in Ubuntu?

I'd like to have Ubuntu style on my system's terminal, which is not Ubuntu. Could someone be so kind to post the values of unmodified original $LS_COLORS and $DIR_COLORS here from his/her Ubuntu ...
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Change color of embedded terminal in gedit (Ubuntu 20)

I can't change the color of the embedded terminal of Gedit in Ubuntu 20. I've tried both this solution Make gedit embedded terminal colours the same as the default terminal and this one Gedit embeded ...
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How to reset on Ubuntu the terminal text color back to defaul once a SSH connection is closed

System: Ubuntu 20.04 My goal: change terminal text color when I connect to SSH host and reset the terminal text color once the SSH connection is closed. Status: I managed to change the text color when ...
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How can I fix my power menu?

My settings turned black. How can I fix them?
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Force display color profile (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

I facing a weird issue since past days. After a while of inactivity (monitor standby) or after gaming with Steam Proton or Lutris my display color profile changes automatically. I have only one in ...
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Change terminal tab color in Ubuntu 18.04

I am exactly looking for the same as these guys: How to make selected tab in terminal more prominent Customizing terminal tab color in Ubuntu 17.10 They use this file: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css But ...
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Customise the color of html tag brackets in Geany

Geany - How do I customize the color of html tag brackets in the Geany color scheme? I want the angle brackets and the slash to be in a different color than the tag name. Also, how do I make all ...
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assign different colors to the output of ls depending on whether the files are regular or link targets

I'm using this command ls -L -AltGF * to list files in my directory, but follow links to targets. What I'd like to do is distinguish between which files are links and which are not. So for ...
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How to change top panel color in GNOME?

My top panel/dashboard/menubar is black. I want to change it to white. Tried compiz, gnome-shell.css on my current theme, system gnome-shell.css, dconf/gconf editor, and many other ways. I am not ...
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Accurate Color Printing using Ubuntu 18.04?

- System : Ubuntu 18.04 - Printer : Canon MP287 I've spent days trying to get the best settings to get an accurate color printing. No matter what combination I used, the result is extremely ...
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`xcalib -i -a` won't invert colors anymore

I used to use the xcalib -i -a command on my old desktop system running 18.04 with an onboard Intel graphics card. This xcalib -i -a command successfully inverted my system colors. I just got a fancy ...
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Document Scanner doesn't produce color images

This is the same issue as one reported about two months ago that was not unanswered. I have a Lexmark CX317dn printer/scanner connected to my desktop via USB connection. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu ...
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How to calibration color without any devices on Ubuntu 20.04?

I've been switched my OS from Windows 10 to Ubuntu and i'm very satisfied whit it, but my only problem is the colors is not good for my eyes and I've trying other profile colors but still not good ...
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How to remove Clementine alternate list background colors? (Qt5)

Like Dolphin, Clementine usually has alternating background colors in lists that look like this in the track view frame: I would like to remove those alternating colors to have a clear view of the ...
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Can you tweak the feedback for alt-tab in 20.04?

I have recently changed from 18.04 to 20.04, and the popup when you press Alt-Tab has changed. Mostly I approve, but I find the highlight around the selected item almost invisible against the ...

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